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. >> president obama will deliver his state of the union address tonight and as we report, the president will spend most of the time on the issue americans say is most important to them. >> president obama's state of the union speech focuses on jobs and the economy and will be different in tone than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to the speech. how we grow the economy so everyone can participate, pay your fair share. >>the president bushes for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure, and he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts if against and education schedules to go in effect open march 1 but avoiding the automatic cuts and adding additional spending requires congressional approval sending the president on a collision course with house republicans. >> it is time for washington to get back to the basics. we cannot condition to spend money we don't have. >> president obama will also elaborate on the big themes from the inauguration including climate change. today he goes to as
. >> president obama delivers the state of the union address to a joint session of congress and a national prime time audience. look for the president to refocus on the issues most crucial to americans, jobs and the economy. now live to washington, dc, with the details. >> good morning, we should expect president obama will be much more specific than he was during the inaugural address. the white house says the big focus is on the middle class and the economy. >> president obama's state of the union speech will focus primarily on jobs and the economy and will be different in substance and tone than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to this speech and how we grow the economy so everyone can participate, pay your fair share. >> he will promote manufacturing and education and clean energy and infrastructure, and warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education scheduled for march 1. avoiding the automatic cuts and adding additional spending would require congressional approval sending him on a collision course with house republicans. >> it i
arguments next month. last week, president obama told abc7 use congress exclusively that supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do. >> i can tell you obviously my personal view which is that same-sex couples should be treated like everyone else. >> 75 influential republicans have add their names to the list including former utah governor hunts man and former new jersey governor whitman, and two former governors of massachusetts, weld and swift. opinions on this issue are changing rapidly but there is still a great divide in the republican party about gay rights. a recent poll shows the majority of americans support gay marriage up from a third from 2003. >> thank you. five elderly people were rescued from an assisted living home after a stove top fire broke out at 8:00 last night near treat boulevard and firefighters say any knocked it down before the flames crawled up the vent and into the the at tic. the residents will be moved to other care homes. new details in the search for a vandal targeting shops at walnut creek broadway plaza. police released this surveillance video show
senator shelby gave his support. a vote is expected next week. 15 g.o.p. senators urged president obama yesterday to withdraw his nomination saying hagel lacked bipartisan support and the confidence to do the job. >> president obama is welcoming japan's new prime minister to the white house today arriving in washington, dc, yesterday, and is the 5 the prime minister of japan since president obama took office. they will meet today at a time of high tension stoked by a territorial dispute between japan and china. he is a keen advocate of stronger relations withed withed with, that remain key to policy in asia. >> not korea will allow phoners to visit to tweet, skype, and serve the internet on their cell phones or other mobile devices. the big decision follows last month's visit by google executive chairman. a mobile link provider will launch a network by march 1 available only to foreigners, not to those living in north korea. >> they are taking to the street to demand action on immigration reform. why these students say their families are suffering. >> an out of this world opportunity, y
million undocumented immigrants here. the white house says president obama wants to be prepared in case a small bipartisan group of senators fails to come up with reform plan. the administration is weighing an option to allow immigrants to become legal residents in eight years. some children are undocumented immigrants in the bay area talked to us about it. >> my dad, to not be scared, because my dad is scared. >> some say the plan's big of the problem is it doesn't guarantee a pathway to citizenship or adequately deal with future immigrants. senator rubio who is working on a senate plan says the president's plan if proposed would be dead on arrival. >> the coast guard plans to interview more people who were on a ferry that collided with a small boat in san francisco bay last saturday as at the golden gale transit ferry left sausalito for san francisco. you can see the damage to the boat. two men are in the hospital with reports that the boat was traveling at a high rate of speed when it collided with the ms san francisco. no one on board the ferry was hurt. the five crew are on leave w
obama will sit down for an exclusive interest view with dan ashley tomorrow. >> here is dan reporting tonight from the white house. >> carolyn and larry, good evening from washington where the clock is ticking. if they cannot come up with a budget deal in the next 10 days $85 billion in automatic spending cuts will kick in across this country. now, the president invited state and local emergency workers to join him for a white house news conference. he warned that these are real people whose real jobs will be affected by the cuts. congress and the white house originally created the arbitrary deadline and harsh cuts to force democrats and republicans to work together to trim the $4 trillion deficit. however, they could not make that happen. so as they recall they extented the deadline until march which is where we are now 10 day usa way. 34r* obama talked about the risk our nation would face if they cannot at least agree on a short-term solution. >> if congress allows the meat cleaver approach to take place, it will jeep jeprodize our military readiness and it willy advice rate investm
that coming up. >> president obama today is campaigning for gun reform laws outside of washington. he will meet with law enforcement experts about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the ban to install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano, will talk with police around the country about securing the borders. >> today could be the day that boy scouts ends a ban on bays. they will replace the ban with a policy to individual troop sponsors determining their own policy at the local level. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great institution. he serves as honorary president of the organization and hopes leaders will vote to make it more inclusive. >> in london tourists witnessed chaos during the changing of the guard outside the buckingham palace when a man brandished two knives. police moved in and took him down with a taser. tourists captured this on cameras and phones and posted them on youtube. >> they tazed him in a couple of seconds. >> police say
and eric? >> president obama is preparing the state of the union address which he will deliver to a joint session of congress tomorrow night and raising several key issues in the second term including jobs, the federal budget, gun control, immigration, and climate change. the white house says the president will be focusing on social media to outline the proposals with 100 people invited to participate in an online panel when he wrapped up. florida senator rub eye will give the republican response to the president's address, and you can watch the state of the union address live here on abc7 and at abc7news.com tomorrow going at 6:00 p.m. >> did you fill up your tank over the weekend? coming up, the sticker shock felt by the bay area drivers. >> the number one dog show is underway this morning and we will look at the unusual k ♪ ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy.
will go into effect. president obama this morning put pressure on congressional republicans to come up with a plan saying the cuts result in few are police, firefighters on the streets, reduced military readiness, less border security, and criminals going free because federal prosecutors will have to close cases. >> the cuts are not smart, fair, they will hurt or economy, they will add hundreds of thousands of members to the unemployment roles this is not an extract. people will lose their jobs. the unemployment rate could tick up again. >> the congress was out there to get the message with lawmakers on recess so this are no negotiations underway. abc7 news anchor is traveling to washington, dc, right now, for an interview with president obama. he will speak with the president at white house tomorrow. the reports from washington begin tonight at 5:00 right here on abc7 news. >> a lot of tears were shed in south africa today at oscar pistorius' bail hearing and at his girlfriend's funeral. the blade runner is accused of premeditated murder. there are surprising new sames. >> we hear two
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to world leaders, particularly assuring israeli and palestinian leaders the obama administration will continue to pursue a middle east peace agreement while recognizing the individual concerns of both sides. john kerry was sworn in on friday the same day that hillary clinton stepped down as secretary of state so she could pursue other interests and the obama administration's second term she will be a private citizen. >> president obama is campaigning to gun reform laws outside of washington, dc. he will meet with law enforcement in minneapolis about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the plan to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano will talk about streamlining citizenship process. >> today the boy scouts could end a ban on gays. the scout leaders are meeting in texas to discuss replacing the ban with a policy to let individual troops determine their own policy locally. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great i
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for credit is lower. watch if talk of job creation when president obama makes the state of the nation speech tomorrow night. the president is expected to proposal spending on infrastructure and education in an effort to boost employment. there is a new mountain dew breakfast drink 5 percent juice, and has vitamins b and c and jolt of caffeine. if you hope to find hint of a future romance, you are out of luck, the largest fortune cookie maker has removed romantic emergencies after parents complained. >> did you enjoy the weekend? >> it was nice. it was. got out and did chores. never ending husband chores. >> excellence. now, over to mike. great week to be outside, make paint the house or work on the roof or dry weather for an extended period is what we have. it stretches across the state as you are headed to soak out the wet wet and it will be good, san diego and palm springs 64 in los angeles and in the central valley, low-to-mid 60's and 39 in tahoe and 44 in yosemite. >> we have a live look at the east shore freeway as you make your way from richmond beyond university avenue everything is
to connect to social sites. >> michelle obama and a mid-life crisis and what she is saying how she is handling it. but, first, a texas couple wanted to give their young son a brother or sister but they got four. four. whatall right that's a fifth-flr problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >> santa clara, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> live doppler 7 hd, are you ready for the wet weather? it has been a while since we had to deal with it. it is here in the storm of "scout" showers. the more organized wet weather is getting itself established to our north as we talked about. by 7:00, that will move into the north bay. ahead of that, it is mild in the mid-to-upper 40's and 51 right now in oak. we will have light showers through 7:00 and the heaviest showers from 7:00 to 1:00 o'clock and scattered sho
, if congress and president obama do not agree. >> a 10-year old massachusetts boy found out the hard way that 9-1-1 really is only for emergencies. this began when the 4th grade did not want to go to bid. >> he got mad and he is like, you are mean, i will call the cops and i said, go ahead. call the cops. >> he did take her up but he hung up but the dispatch sent an officer to thous and he tried to hide, and the mom let the police in and they discovered him and they had a talk. he was too embarrassed but mom, says, yeses he learned his lesson. >> way to roar, tiger mom! he deserved that. >> sure there was a fee there and probably cost a bit. >> out of his savings. >> out of the his allowance. >> now the forecast. mike? >> we will look at the eastern third of the country to start if you are headed that way, the thunder snow and thunder vote hit the mid-southwest is in the upper midwest with delays in baltimore and chicago. at home, all is clear but we have a chance of light rain as we head in the afternoon hours and we will see increasing clouds around tahoe but dry at 79 and snow tonight and to
percent approve. this comes as the obama administration face as deadline today on whether to weigh in on the proposition 8 case before the supreme court which will hear arguments next month in an interview you saw only on abc7 the president told dan ashley he wants to make sure his administration doesn't interject too far into the case but the president did add that the couples should have the right to marry. we report that lawyers for the white house will show sympathy of gay rights but stop short of saying states can never ban gay marriage. >> day until massive federal budget cuts kick in across the board in washington, dc, and we learn how california will feel the impact if a deal is not reached. there would be an impact. >> there would, kristen. president obama is saying people will not feel the impact right away but we are talking $85 billion some of which is earmarked for california. the white house says 64,000 civilian defense workers could be furloughed and an economist in los angeles says 175,000 nondefense jobs could be at risk schools in california could lose billions in
the next election in 2015. >> president obama continue the tradition of taking part in a presuper bowl sunday interview and that is why he said women should be allowed in military combat role. >> women are in combat. they may not get treated as if they are but when they are in theater in places like iraq and afghanistan, they are vulnerable, they are wounded, and they have been killed. they have carried out their jobs with extraordinary patriotism and distinction. >> president obama's commends come after the pentagon announced last in they are opening up combat jobs to women. in the interview, the president said that gays should be allowed in the boy scouts, with the national executive board holding a meeting in texas to vote on lifting the ban. >> the u.s. postal service will release a stamp honoring civil rights pioneer rosa parks unveiled during a ceremony in detroit today. it would have been her 100th birthday today. she was arrested in 1955 after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person in alabama. she showed the defiance that became a symbol of the civil rights movement
, saying blocking a raise proposed by president obama will save $11 billion and well compensated federal employees can afford it. but democrats and even a few republicans say federal workers are be singled out for punishment by anti-government lawmakers. >> what is next for the carnival cruise line passengers and the cruise liner trying to clean up a major p.r. mess? and a major warning for anyone who bought jewelry at costco. >> good morning, carnival may have to come up with more than refunds, discounts and $500 for passenger to make up for thousands of passengers stuck at sea for days in the gulf of mexico. crisis management consultant says carnival needs to come up with use visible sign they are making improvements or it will have a long term image problem. the operator of website says fires on ships happen up to four time as year and investigators to look to see if there is a pattern. >> if you bought what you thought was a diamond ring at costco it could be a counterfeit rings have nothing to do with tiffany. >> staples will sell apple products after holding a meeting to announce t
to go pack to work, the new job that is coming with plenty of pay. a briefing from president obama is expected today plus your chance to hear him talk about issues important to the bay area . >> the first lady reveals what she is doing to deal with a life >> good tuesday morning, 5:52. we are on the storm watch. a look at at&t park you can see the sprinkles have begun with light puddling. mike will tell us when the heavy rain will move in the bay area. >> president obama is holding a white house event this morning to call on congress to avert automatic budget cuts taking in effect in 10 days. the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts takes place march 1 with possible furlough by april and state and local government could lose funding and the president is pushing for a blend of spending cuts and new taxes and republicans argue new taxes should not be included. >> this morning, abc7 news anchor will travel to washington, dc, for an interview with president obama and will talk with the president at the white house tomorrow. the live reports from washington, dc, begin this evening, at 5
lady michelle obama's official portrait. that is next. >> california said yes to governor brown's tax hike initiative and now the impact it has on his popularity across the state. >> live picture from outside, walnut creek with traffic moving fine. it looks clear and dry. days of g to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of women and men facing breast cancer every year. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information today. it was 3 days of pure joy. ♪ and it's beautiful >> we are back at 6:10 on this thursday, with a beautiful picture from our roof cameras you can see a few clouds but it is a dry start. the clouds and the winds are a reason why we are warmer this morning but we will top out pretty much the same as yesterday upper 50's to low 60's and mid-to-upper 50's along the coast where it will be breezy and some of the breezes will filter
interview with president obama and he is asked about proposition eight and whether the administration. ask the supreme court to overturn california's ban on same-sex marriage. >> but, first, are the oakland a's leaving the east bay? we will tell you what major league baseball has done that could pave the way for potential >> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> what a beautiful morning, at 5:29. thanks for joining us. >> you going to stop there? >> i left it for you. >> what a beautiful day. 5:29. is the weather cooperating? >> it is. nice this morning as far as getting around with not having to worry about what street to want out for or breezes if the lower elevations. they are there in the higher elevations but not the lower elevations. you can see how dry it is on live doppler 7 hd. from mount tamalpais, it is bouncing around at 2,600' and the temperature at san jose is 40 and oakland and 37 in petaluma and livermore is 39. headed into the afternoon hours more cloud cover than yesterday, temperatures hang on in the mid-50's at the coast and near 60 for the rest of
. last week, president obama told abc7 news anchor dan ashley supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do. >> i can tell you obviously my personally view which is i think that same-sex couples should have the same rights and be treated like everyone else. >> 75 influential lens have add their names to the list including former utah governor huntsman, and two former governors of massachusetts including william weld and jane swift. the ground swell on the issue is changing rapiddedly but there is great divide in the republican party for legalizing gay marriage. >> thank you. developing news in walnut creek now where s residents of an assisted living home are in other facilities this morning because of a fire. five people had to be rescued after a fire broke out at a home last night. firefighters say they knocked the fire down before the flamed could crawl up a vent and into the at tick. there were two caretakers at home when it happened. one residents has minor smoke inwhat laying. >> the coast guard is resuming an aerial search for a missing family off the coast. boats searched for a
. president's day holiday and president obama is on vacation in florida where he plays the first round of golf with tiger woods. the white house press corps was not allowed to photograph the match at the exclusive yacht and golf club in palm city. the president is a weekend golfer. tiger woods won the first victory last month. they teamed up with resort owner and the president is playing golf, the first lady and their daughters were skiing in colorado. >> the obama administration had a plan for immigration and who is coming out against it. >> a police chase leads to a deadly >> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> and now, 5:30 on monday morning. thank you for joining us. >> i am kristen sze. can you tell it is a holiday? we will check with mike nicco to find out how the holiday forecast went. >> someone is going skiing this week. and is excited about the snow on way but not today. live doppler 7 hd shows we have you covered to the north, to the south, and right now it is dry everywhere. we will talk about temperatures. the embarcardero this morning, you can see the flag
hook elementary school. president obama will present the surviving family members with the medals next week at a white house ceremony given to four teachers, the school principal and a psychologist all gunned down december 14 trying to protect the children in their care. the 20-year-old shooter killed himself. >> next, the wild roundup on an east bay road. drivers encounter a creature better suited for the desert. >> florida teen talks back to a judge and pays the price. >> health news affecting pregnancy women. >> good morning, on wednesday. now, a live look on the bay. gorgeous. clear. that is why it is colder. mike nicco has the forecast ahead. authorities are investigating the death of $50,000 in copper piping. someone game with the property is probably responsible because it looks they use add key to get in the locked gates of the camp which was established by the city of concord 40 years ago. we did a profile on a summer youth program there in 2006. >> a silicon valley firm faces questions this morning. according to san jose mercury news a start-up is being penalized for bringing
karl in washington thank you for that. >>> meanwhile obama administration's controversial drone program targeting america terrorist suspects could be regulated by court. that possibility has been raised by testimony by john brennan, he defended the strikes saying they're launched only as the last resort. >> closely to intervening in civil war, leon panetta has revealed that he and former secretary of state hillary clinton wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple the syrian president. but the white house said no. >>> an suv through a front window, quick reaction, jumping over the bar. neither he nor the driver were seriously hurt. >>> finally a guy who's literally living on the edge. take a look at this skateboarder, it's a viral video, thanks to a wild and high-speed ride downhill. but, well the skateboarder in question in trouble this morning. police are looking in fact to arrest him because speed cameras set up on that street caught him at 68 miles per hour. >> whoo! >> please don't try that at home. >> thanks, josh. >>> now, to an abc news exclusive this morning. we have the first n
the test irresponsible and a vie haitian of u.n. security council actions^. >> president obama will give his state of the union address tonight and will push for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure. he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education taking place march one. you can watch the president's state of the union address live on abc7 and at abc7news.com starting tonight at 6:00. senator rubio of florida will deliver the republican response. >> tunnel in richmond is closed after the discovery of serious structural problems. the main route to point richmond. on friday part of the tunnel ceiling broke away and revealed a space the size of a pickup truck that should have been filled with earth against a concrete wall 2' thick. >> a large air void above the tunnel. it is disturbing because the ceiling of the tunnel really is only 5" thick which is not reenwe forced. >> so the federally funded $750,000 face lit will now be a huge structural repair job costing millions. >> not so simple any
districts that favored g.o.p. incumbents. >> president obama and top members of congress and relatives are on happen when a statue of civil rights pioneer rosa parks is unveiled in washington, dc located in stat wary hall, the first full sized capital of an african-american woman inside the capitol. she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger in in -- and began the civil rights movement. >> the real cause of and the c.e.o. of oracle is buying a small hawaiian airline after he bought most of the hawaiian island. they offer 224 weekly flights between the islands and the c.e.o. represent as major commitment by him to hawaii. no one is saying how much he is paying for the island air. >> a trip to the airport can be nerve wracking for anyone but a government official in china took it to a new level. check out this flight video on youtube, a top level government official and the family missed their flight not once, but twice, when the flight crew would not let them board the official smash computer equipment and they tried to bash in a gate door. police were called and he w
, a controversial photo, as president obama prepares to start his campaign for new gun control measures. and a new dramatic beach rescue in the north bay. and the good samaritans who ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. with fancy feast mornings gourmet cat food. (announcer) make mornings special, mornings are delicious protein rich entrees with garden veggies and egg. fancy feast mornings. the best ingredient is love. >> the white house has released a picture of president obama skeet shooting. putting to rest the rumors of whether the president has ever fired a gun. the photo was made public as the president begins campaigning for new gun control
there. >> interest in the stand off extended beyond alabama and president obama praised authorities for saving the little boy. >> thank you. a pair of suspected thieves face charges for using information from a contra costa newspaper list to burglarize a home in walnut creek while the owners were vacation similar to an incident involving the "los angeles times" where they took $1 million in valuables while people were on vacation based on a "los angeles times" delivery hold list. police believe an office machine repairman leaked the list and the contra costa times is trying to determine how the information was released. >> i have to get gas and i did not even need to put on a jacket. >> it is milder this morning. mike? >> you bigoted -- you big teddy bear. >> they are right. it is milder because of the cloud cover, from mid-40's to 50 degrees. not much radar return looking at the satellite. that is up in portland and toward seattle. the system will come through quietly but behind it we have sunshine tomorrow and a cooler weather, a little bit cooler but it will be nice to have the s
to the 6' by 8' fell. the hostage taker was killed during the rescue. >> president obama will meet with senate democrats at a retreat in maryland for a discussion of gun criminal and illegal immigration. a poll out this morning shows the president's approval of handling of immigration is at a career high, the latest washington post/abc news poll shows that 49 percent believe he is on the right track while 43 percent disapprove. >> gas prices nation nationwide have jumped 18 percent in a week the biggest type in two years with the average $3.54, and experts blame it on rising oil prices and tension in the middle east. here in california, it is higher, $3.91 a gallon. that is partly because refineries are switching from winter grade to more costly summer grade fuel. >> san francisco usually has the highest gas prices in the state but lock at pump prices in los angeles: yes, a station is actually charged $5 a gallon. >> how do you justify that? >> now, officials in san francisco may now force some homeowners to retrofit their building. a proposal introduced by the board of supervisors
be over but president obama is still on the campaign trail. democratic party officials say the president will hold 14 different fundraising events this year for democrats campaigning for congressional seats. most of the events are held outside of the nation's capitol. democrats are looking ahead to the mid-term elections and the party wants to regain the house majority it lost in 2010. a group of four senators working behind-the-scenes on a bipartisan bill to expand background checks on sales is reportedly making significant progress of the the legislation they are working on requires background checks on private gun purchases made with non-licensed gun dealers. if the group can get a bipartisan propose it could get support from other conservative republicans who right now are opposing president obama's gun control plans. >> on this friday morning, that is the good news, but slick roads are not so good news. >> where are they? >> it rains most everywhere. the wet weather has ended but for the south bay where you were left out of the rain this time yesterday morning. you getting it this m
caused the outage in the first place. president obama will discuss his "state of the union" address and people who have been selected will take part in the chat. ago is taking questions for the president through the white house youtube channel. >> chris christie has wrapped up a two day fundraising tour of san francisco with a visit to silicon valley. demonstrators surrounded the event hosted the scene palo alto home of mark zuckerberg speaking out against his cuts to women's health services. guests paid $3,800 each to get to the fundraiser and goes to christie's re-election race. zuckerberg and christie's connection go back several years and zuckerberg donated $100 million to newark public schools in 2010789. >> pets are getting more than hugs and kisses on valentine's day. >> they are being pampered. here is jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> good morning, more improvement in the housing market with foreclosures dropping 7 percent in january and down 28 percent from a year ago. partly because of new laws protecting california homeowners but the reverse in florida wit
and will gin other governors at a monday meeting with president obama. he says the goal is to "build relationships" with other governors cross the country. >> hewlet-packard is picketed to have a stock open higher after better-than-expected earning reports with shares jumping 5.5 percent or 94 cents after hours to $18, just above that a share. in the earnings report releases after the closing bell, they said they earned $1.2 billion or 65 cents a share, the 16 percent decrease from the year before but it is still better than what analysts and h.p. predicted. still, c.e.o. cautioned investors saying the turn around is far from over. >> listen to this, you know about texting on teens but what about f.b.i. agents? a new warning circulating inside the bureau. >> coming up first if the friday evening commute includes bart, the delays passenger traveling to and from san francisco should expect tonight. >> a live look outside the bay bridge live at it you can see bridge live at it you can see the lights going off. of walking to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a
president obama might have more flexibility than he is letting on with the $85 billion in mandatory budget cuts if an agreement isn't reaped by -- reached by friday. he had dipper with the governors last night. they meet again today after the white house released a state by state report of spending cuts if they are forces to take effect. democrats will blame republicans and republicans note the cuts are little more than 2 percent of the federal budget not enough to necessarily cause a christian ming of government functions. >> former president jimmy carter spoke in the bay area and weighed in on the academy awards talking about the bid for best picture of "argo," at the commonwealth club. he was president, of course, during the hostage crisis in iran and says it did exaggerate the c.i.a.'s role in the hostage rescue. >> my judgment is that 90 90 percent of the credit for the heroic and brilliant move should have been with the canadians and the movie ignores practically any contribution by the canadians. aside from that it's a vivid, wonderful film. >> he spoke before we all found out that
the traffic. >> the senate finance committee is ready to vote tomorrow on president obama's nomination for treasury secretary. the committee chairman announced the votes will be taken tomorrow of former white house chief staff jack lew's bid to head up treasury. he had tough questions during the confirmation hearing on the short-time tenure at citibank and he has answered in a transparent manner. >> a faster wireless by at&t for an automobile through the new network that has faster data than the current onstar so g.m. can update wirelessly and big cell phone companies are branching ought into non-phone areas to boost business. >> gas prices keep going up but relief could be around the corner. here is jane king with the business report. >> gas prices are already marching higher. aaa says the average is $3.78 for a gallon of regular up 45 cents from a month ago and ten cents higher than a year ago. the price hike could end as crude oil falls and refiners cut prices. investors are eyeing possible automatic government spending cuts that could kick in on friday and bernanke has testimony be
news at 11 and then "nightline." >> president obama taught members of congress -- president obama's top members of congress will be in washington, dc at the capitol when a monument of rosa parks is unveiled, the first full sized capitol of an african-american woman inside the capitol. she launched the civil rights movement when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger in 1955 in alabama. >> listen up, the slump in the afternoon could not be due to a lack of caffeine but what is hanging over our head. >> you will find out just ahead. >> an air rage, what set off a traveler at an overseas airport. >> coming up 6:00, the supreme court is just weeks away from hearing arguments on california's ban on same-sex marriage. ahead, the bay area businesses hoping to influence the high >> breaking news from sacramento where police are investigating the death of a of nine-year-old boy whose body was found in a community between the airport and the arena, sacramento police say they received two 9-1-1 calls from a home around midnight when they arrived they found the boy, dead. it
at risk and fly delays and fewer vaccines for kids. president obama this morning is saying people will not feel the full effect right away. also this morning, he is backing off the most severe warning, at a dynel we are business leaders rather than calling the cuts a fiscal cliff, president obama described the fallout of more of a tumble down work. $85 billion is coming out of the economy in less than 48 hours unless lawmakers can compromise. >> i have not seen things done in two days in washington, dc in some time. on the other hand, the good news is the public is paying attention to this and we are still ready to work with them to get something responsible passed. we can't do it alone. >> that was katie marzullo. >> he said democrats must accept some changes to government entitlement programs. the nonpartisan congressional budget office is weighing in and it finds the white house-backed legislation in the senate would raise the deficit through the end of the budget year by tens of billions. live in the newsroom for abc7 news. >> oakland mayor is focused on adding 200 new police
of eating plans, hot wings, nap -- nachos, and the inside of my stomach will look like a michelle obama nightmare. >> jimmy kimmel is immediately before "nightline." >> another p.r. mix-up for the 49ers two days before the super bowl, the players coming forward to say they didn't know they were taking part in a gay rights video for teens. ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >> now, live breaking news. >> breaking news in oakland where there is an amber alert, a one-year-old girl was taken from her mother. >> we are live in oakland with the latest on this amber alert. >> eric, one-year-old girl was take friend her mother by her father a
beautiful women on the planet and a message to first lady obama saying "off the record i love your new bangs" and was disappointed he would miss "shark week." he is suspected killing a retired officer's daughter and her fiance and a riverside police officers. police are warning people in san bernardino not to open doors to anyone they don't know. officers have searched a las vegas home dorner owns. there appears to be a false sighting in san diego. >> stay with us for continuing coverage of the manhunt. we will update you immediately on any developments right here and on twitter whenever it happens. we are always updating breaking news at abc7news.com. >> the northeast is under a blizzard warning as a winter storm is ready to hit the region. now, a look at snow flurries that are falling in new york city. this is a while ago. blizzard warnings took affect two hours ago for new york city and parts of new jersey and in long island, connecticut, massachusetts, all under a blizzard wanting right new. airlines have canceled 3,200 flights to and from the east coast. abc7 news reporter is live at sa
preps for president obama's state of the union address on tuesday, the growing drone drama, and plus the buzz over potential presidential contender chris christie's waste line. don't miss "this week" this morning at abc7. >>> a controversial contest to see who can till the most coyotes is underway. the contest went ahead of a opponent failed to get the state fish and wildlife commission to stop t animal advocates saying the hunt is inhumane. but backers say coyotes are responsible for about $4 million worth of livestock losses each year. >>> a capacity crowd filled at&t park for the giants annual fan fest yesterday. [cheers and applause] >> more than 42,000 people showed up. the world series champs met with the fans, they signed autographs for them. there was also a chance to go behind the scenes to places like the giants clubhouse, which are normally off-limits to the public. >> this is my third year running. i feel like it's official to become a tradition now. i will be here for the rest of my life time. >> we've had a lot of player sightings, which is fun. just to be a part of t
america's secret drone war will be in the spotlight today, when john brennan, president obama's pick to be cia director, testifies at his senate confirmation hearing. to smooth his path, the white house agreed overnight to give lawmakers a secret legal memo that lays out the rules for using drones. jon karl joins us with some of that. this is something the white house resisted for some time. >> reporter: as of yesterday afternoon, the white house actually refused to even acknowledge that this memo existed. but late last night, the president made the call to release the memo on a classified basis to the intelligence committee. this is after one prominent democratic senator threatened or suggested he would filibuster brennan's nomination if they didn't get the documents. this is an indication that at today's hearing, you'll hear some tough questioning about the drone campaign. and i believe the most thorough discussion we have ever seen about this highly secretive but absolutely essential component of the president's war on terror. >> it's coming at a time when yesterday the iranians r
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